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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

San Francisco Dungeon General Admission

Learn about 200 years of spooky San Francisco history with admission to the San Francisco Dungeon, the popular European chain’s first North American location. Situated in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, this interactive theatrical experience tells tales of Alcatraz, the Gold Rush and more. Experience nine vignettes that will entertain and educate as you travel through the Dungeon’s quarters. Upgrade your ticket to include admission to see the lifelike wax figures at Madame Tussauds. 


  • Admission to the San Francisco Dungeon
  • Experience the first North American outpost of this top European attraction chain
  • Be both spooked and amused as you journey through the Dungeon’s nine live-action vignettes
  • Learn about 200 years of San Francisco’s dark history, from Gold Country to Alcatraz
  • Find yourself in the middle of a gold mine, fighting off a political gang and battling the Plague
  • Choose admission to the Dungeon only or combine with Madame Tussauds wax museum, also located at Fisherman’s Wharf

What You Can Expect

San Francisco Dungeon General Admission

The San Francisco Dungeon

Head to Fisherman’s Wharf to enter the San Francisco Dungeon and experience a 1-hour interactive tour. Journey across 200 years of fascinating local history as performers act out nine vignettes. Learn about the gangs of San Francisco, the greed of the Gold Rush, The Plague’s arrival in Chinatown and more. Dramatic costumes and impressive set design complement the actors’ top-notch performances as you watch reenactments of the city’s dark history.

Upgrade your ticket to include admission to Madame Tussauds wax museum next door. Strike a pose with wax models of your favorite celebrities while there and learn about the creation process.

For a complete list of the interactive shows at the Dungeon, see the Itinerary section below.


The shows:
The Descent
Head underground in an old mine-shaft elevator and meet your welcome party, who will do their best to both scare and amuse you while they determine your group’s weakest link.

Gold Rush Greed
Find yourself in the middle of an 1848 battle between greedy gold snatchers and the natives of Gold Country.

Lost Mines of Sutter’s Creek
Don’t get lost in the maze of gold mines while you search for gold, which is running out and making prospectors desperate.

Gangs of San Francisco
Walk carefully down Kearny Street, once the rough stomping grounds of a gang called The Hounds, a group of thugs controlled by the American Party.

The Court Room of San Francisco
Step up to the bench of Alcalde Meade, San Francisco’s former mayor and judge, and face the consequences of your ‘crime.’

Miss Piggott’s Saloon
While you enjoy a drink on the house, keep an eye on Miss Piggott and her friend Shanghai Kelly… they’re up to something.

Shanghai Kelly’s Boat Ride
Betrayed by Miss Piggott, you’ve been sold off to Shanghai Kelly to work as a sailor on a boat.

Chinatown Plague
The Plague came to San Francisco in 1900, trapping you in the quarantined streets of Chinatown.

The Ghosts of Alcatraz
Before Alcatraz was the home of infamous criminals like Al Capone, it was a 19th-century military prison. Will you end up there?

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The Dungeon offers a unique look at San Francisco's past. My favorite part was getting "shanghai-ed"!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

It would have been 5 stars but the raft part was closed again..... :-

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